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Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.…

History Ph.D. student, Ian P. Beacock, takes on Facebook in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Opinion and Ideas section with his article “Silicon Valley’s Empathy Problem”.

 

 

 

Assistant Professor Allyson Hobbs was featured on NPR's All Things Considered for her new book 'A Chosen Exile': A History of Racial Passing in American Life.

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STEM -- the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math -- has sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Professor Londa Schiebinger talks with Sara O'Brien about science and…

In the five decades he's been teaching and writing, Stanford intellectual historian Paul Robinson has witnessed the erosion of "the closet" and the blurring of sexual boundaries in America and Europe.

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Earlier this summer, SHOT invited contestants to "pitch" their dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video.  Graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work engages with the history of technology…

David M. Kennedy is professor emeritus of history at Stanford, where he has taught for more than 40 years. Graduating seniors have four times elected him Class Day speaker and he has received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching and…

History Professor Priya Satia explains how the beginning of drone technology began during WWI in the article "How WWI Gave us Drones" featured on CNN's website, Wed July 30, 2014. To read the full article, click here.

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Stanford History Professor Mikael Wolfe receives the Latin American Studies Association-Mexico Section Best Social Science Essay honorable mention for his essay "The Historical Dynamics of Mexico's Groundwater Crisis in La Laguna: Knowledge,…

In residential immersion program, Stanford freshmen take a new approach to scientific inquiry

Stanford recently completed the first year of SIMILE: Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment. This residential learning program…